P93 bigsby removal, damaged top.

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Colin A Richardson, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Colin A Richardson

    Colin A Richardson New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2020
    Hi, everyone,
    I have just recently acquired a new Epiphone p93 in a straight swap for a brand new classical guitar I had. I have never liked bigsby vibrato's and want it off and replaced. When I took it off it was obvious that it had been over tightened and has damaged the top. The poly was not fully cured ad has left as well as a imprint in the finish but quite a depression. Any help or suggestions would be fully appreciated. Sorry I m unable to upload photos.
     
    Biddlin and Davis Sharp like this.
  2. Norton

    Norton Active Member

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    that kind of thing is always going to leave a mark. and outside of drop filling and over spraying, you're not going to get rid of it.
     
    Colin A Richardson and Biddlin like this.
  3. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2015
    Refinish it (tough job on poly), love a relic or leave it in place.
     
    Colin A Richardson likes this.
  4. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2016
    Yep. This.

    Or, if your objection is only to function, not form: Put the Bigsby back on - sans handle & with the spring replaced with a section of pipe, conduit, or like rigid tubularity.
     
    Raiyn and Biddlin like this.
  5. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,529
    Likes Received:
    4,016
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2017
    That's just crazy enough to work! Nice!
     
    Cozmik Cowboy likes this.
  6. IGRocker

    IGRocker Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    1,332
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    You could try wet sanding it. The poly is pretty thick. Start with 800, working up to either 3000 or 5000 before buffing it
     
  7. Maguchi

    Maguchi New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2019
    Or install any of the fixed trapeze bridges that are available. Depending on where the marks in the paint are at, the trapeze bridge may cover some of them.
     

Share This Page